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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Subjects
  • History by topic
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

AAB - ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB - AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

AAB - ABB

BTEC Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
36

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course allows you to explore the ways in which art has been produced and received by different communities over the last 2,000 years. We do not take for granted that â??artâ?? has been understood in the same way around the world through time. Youâ??ll learn about the history of art and to think critically about its development and effects, examining the social history of art in a challenging and thought-provoking way. Youâ??ll consider some of the theories and approaches, from aesthetics to anthropology, that can help us to interpret works of art. Youâ??ll choose from a wide range of optional modules to focus on topics that suit your own interests. These include studies of ancient Greek art, African sculpture, Japanese photography and Hollywood blockbusters, as well as contemporary art practice.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules: A story of art; and elements of visual culture; elective modules. Year 2: Students continue to take a mix of core courses, electives and options. Year 3: Students complete a dissertation on a subject of personal choice; option and elective modules.

University of Leeds

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Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
15%
85%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

7%
93%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
16%
67%
17%

Year 1

25%
72%
3%

Year 2

8%
90%
2%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
424 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Graduates who are media professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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